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The two paramedics stabbed on a 999 call starred on reality TV show together

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Two paramedics, who star in the reality show Inside the Ambulance, were stabbed while out on a 999 call helping a man.

Paramedic Michael Hipgrave screamed into his radio after he and his colleague, Deena Evans, were attacked on duty in Wolverhampton on Monday afternoon.

A witness reports hearing ‘a blood-curdling scream’ after the paramedics arrived to a 999 call at a home, where a man may have been suffering from a mental health crisis. 

Both Hipgrave and Evans were stabbed in the ‘chest area’. Ms Evan’s father has said it seems she was ‘in the wrong place and the wrong time’.

A 52-year-old man was tasered by police and has been arrested on suspicion of wounding. 

Both Evans and Hipgrave starred in the Christmas special episode of the series ‘Inside the Ambulance’ last year. 

Mr Hipgrave has now been released from Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham where they were both being treated. Ms Evans remains in hospital but is in a stable condition, according to the Mirror

Ms Evans father told the Sun: “They’ve said she’s stable and she’s going to be OK. From what we know it was just a completely random attack. It just seems like she was in the wrong place and the wrong time.”

Mr Hipgrave’s son Tom tweeted: “My dad was one of the paramedics stabbed in #Wolverhampton. Its awful you can’t be safe at work. Hope you get better dad.”

His daughter Jess wrote: “My Dad was one of the two paramedics stabbed today in Wolverhampton. He was only trying to do his job.

“We are so lucky that we still have our Dad here with us and will be eternally grateful for the crew that helped him and his colleague. Today could have been so much worse.”

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said on Tuesday: “Two members of staff are continuing to recuperate after they were stabbed by a man they had gone to help yesterday.

“Paramedics Michael Hipgrave and Deena Evans were attending a 999 call on Stephens Close in Wolverhampton at about 12.20pm when the incident took place.

“Michael was released from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, last night and is continuing his recovery at home.

“Deena remains at the same hospital where she is receiving on going treatment; she remains in a stable condition.”

Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer Nathan Hudson said: “Thankfully, both Michael and Deena are recovering well after yesterday’s ordeal.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the hospital for their assistance and for looking after my members of staff in such a professional and caring manner.”

Ms Evans father said his daughter loves being a paramedic and will likely be eager to get back on the frontline as soon as possible. He also praised the police officers who responded and offered his thoughts to the second paramedic. 

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Mount Snowdon has officially changed its name following a petition

The petition got 5,000 signatures

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Mount Snowdon has officially had a name change, following a petition which garnered 5,000 signatures.

A county councillor from Gwynedd brought forward a motion which encouraged the local authority to drop the English name of both Snowdon and Snowdonia, leading to the petition.

Councillor John Pughe Roberts said the reason for implementing the motion was ‘all down to respect’ for both Wales and the Welsh language.

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The petition urged the National Park to formally use the Welsh names Eryri for Snowdonia and Yr Wyddfa for Snowdon.

And now, the Snowdonia National Park Authority will use both Welsh names, rather than the English versions.

Officials at the National Park voted in favour of the move earlier this month, saying it was ‘a mark of respect for our cultural heritage’.

Naomi Jones, head of cultural heritage at the Snowdonia National Park Authority, said: ”Many public bodies across Wales have moved to use both the Welsh and English names, or the Welsh name only, when referring to Yr Wyddfa and Eryri, as have many of the mainstream English-language press and filming companies.

“This is very encouraging, and gives us confidence that this change in the Authority’s approach will be accepted for the benefit of the Welsh language and as a mark of respect to our cultural heritage.

“We have historic names in both languages, but we are eager to consider the message we wish to convey about place names, and the role they have to play in our current cultural heritage by promoting the Welsh language as one of the National Park’s special qualities.

“By referring to our most renowned landmarks by their Welsh names we give people from all over the world the opportunity to engage with the Welsh language and its rich culture.”

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However, the National Park will still legally have to use both the Welsh and English names in any official documentation.

Snowdon is one of the most well-known landmarks in the UK, and stands at 3,560ft – making it the highest mountain in Wales.

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Man arrested following three attempted kidnappings of schoolgirls

A 33-year-old was arrested.

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Police have arrested a man following their release of CCTV footage featuring a car they believe was used in three attempted kidnappings around Salford.

A man driving the vehicle reportedly attempted to force a 15-year-old girl into the car at a bus stop in Monton on November 21st.

Detectives also think the same man ‘possibly’ tried to abduct another girl earlier that same day, as well as a third teenager five days previous.

Now police have confirmed that a 33-year-old man was arrested by officers today, Monday November 28th, on suspicion of three counts of attempted kidnap.

According to Greater Manchester Police, the victims have been left ‘extremely shaken up’.

Officers identified the vehicle in the footage as a black Vauxhall Astra with a silver cover on the driver’s side wing mirror.

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Detective Inspector Chris Horsfield, of GMP’s Salford CID, said: “Although we have made this arrest, we are still very much looking to speak to anyone who may have information or dashcam footage, which could help us to establish the circumstances.

“We understand that the local community will be concerned but we are doing all we can to solve this investigation.

“I’d urge anyone who knows anything at all to please get in touch as soon as possible. In particular we are interested in the movements of a Black Vauxhall Astra 08 plate with a silver driver’s wing mirror cover; the passenger side is black.”

Police are still keen to speak to anyone with dashcam footage from the following times:

  • Liverpool Street, Salford, between Fitzwarren Street and Albion Way on November 16th, between 7:45-8:20pm
  • Mossfield Road and Ackworth Road, Swinton, on November 21st, between 8-9am
  • Rocky Lane, Monton Green and Monton High Street on November 21st, between 6-7pm

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Police believe this car was used in three attempted kidnappings of schoolgirls

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Police have released CCTV footage of a car they believe was used in three attempted kidnappings around Salford.

A man driving the vehicle attempted to force a 15-year-old girl into the car at a bus stop in Monton on November 21st.

Detectives also think the same man tried to abduct another girl earlier that same day, as well as a third teenager five days previous.

According to Greater Manchester Police, the victims have been left ‘extremely shaken up’.

Detective Inspector Chris Horsfield said: “It’s very important that we get this man identified and off the streets as soon as possible.”

Police have identified the vehicle in the footage as a black Vauxhall Astra with a silver cover on the driver’s side wing mirror.

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Anyone with dashcam footage from the following times, officers are keen to speak to you:

  • Liverpool Street, Salford, between Fitzwarren Street and Albion Way on November 16th, between 7:45-8:20pm

  • Mossfield Road and Ackworth Road, Swinton, on November 21st, between 8-9am

  • Rocky Lane, Monton Green and Monton High Street on November 21st, between 6-7pm

 

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